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Tropical Spice Garden

Lot 595 Mukim 2 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11050, Malaysia
+60 4-881 1797
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US$ 6.20*
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Tropical Spice Garden Admission Ticket & Audio Guided Tour
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US$ 137.50*
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Experience Malaysia: Authentic Malaysia Cooking Tour
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US$ 107.00*
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Private Tour: Wet Market and Malaysian Cooking Lesson in Penang
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Garden Audio Tours available in 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Arabic, Japanese, German & French. Alternatively you may take the Live Guided Tour starting at 9am, 11am, and 1.30pm. The trails are slightly inclined so do wear comfortable walking shoes, unfortunately wheelchairs & strollers are not recommended. The Asia's Hidden Eden! Timeless and enchanting, Tropical Spice Garden is an eco-attraction tucked within a natural valley fronting the Straits of Malacca. The showcase garden houses over 500 species of herb, spice and tropical plants. Explore and discover the fabulous diversity of nature as you through trails and pathways that meander through undulating hills, jungles terraces and natural streams.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cooking class” (96 reviews)
“herbal tea” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Lot 595 Mukim 2 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11050, Malaysia
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+60 4-881 1797
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Reviewed today

This place was well managed. They provided two forms of guide, audio guide and private guide. I suggest to take audio guide, go slow and explore the place at your own pace. Spray repellent was provided at the ticketing counter, we had no issues of...More

Thank Melanie_Yeoh
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went there is the morning and for a night tour. There was a seperate kids activity while the adults had a seperate tour. This is top notch and it is not cheap. One of my favorite surprises is a stream where you can soak...More

1  Thank situwen
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A vast array of spices and tropical plants make this a fascinating place to visit. The audio guides are useful and help to guide through the maze like paths. There is some climbing, and not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.it can also be very hot,...More

Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is well marked with information about local plants, but that's about it. There is a monitor lizard and at times, possibly monkeys (although we didn't see any). There are other forest hikes you can do that do not require the cost of this one....More

Thank hannajomeans
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is easy to get to from George Town on buses 101/102. The bus stops at the entrance and costs 3,40 RM.The gardens are beautifully landscaped and crammed full of all the exotic plants and trees you might expect. The trails are well-marked and...More

Thank Lesley L
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tropicalspicegarden, Manager at Tropical Spice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lesley! Glad to know that you enjoyed the overall tropical spice garden experience, we hope this will be one of the most memorable memory of your visit to Penang. Thanks again for the full rating and enjoy the rest of your vacation! :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow yourselves lots of time for this one and if you do the Hop On Hop Off bus buy your ticket on the bus and get a good discount are my top tips! The gardens are lovely, we missed the guided tour but the audio...More

Thank SuzannahA
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tropicalspicegarden, Manager at Tropical Spice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you SuzannahA, we're glad you had a great day out at the garden with the audio guides. Come back another time and do the full Guided Tour! Cheers

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our tour through the trail of spices, led by a knowledgable and entertaining guide, Danny. He pointed out which spices werre useful in cooking and which ones for medicinal purposes. We walked quite a ways, but we took our time stopping to smell...More

Thank northshorevt
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tropicalspicegarden, Manager at Tropical Spice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you northshorevt! We're glad you had a great time here in the garden and at the cooking school. Do come back for another local cuisine classes if you're back in town! :D

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great tour with our guide, joleen, who was both knowledgeable and funny. Last guided tour was the one we took at 130pm. Tour lasted an hour which was enough in the 32 degree heat. Price was reasonable and finished at the gift shop...More

Thank James C
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tropicalspicegarden, Manager at Tropical Spice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi James, thank you for visiting us, and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed the guided walk with Joleen. You have truly experienced the tropical rainforest weather now! Hope to see you again in future. Cheers

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve been to many tropical gardens around the world, but this one was the best! Beautifully laid out, plenty to see, good explanations, and peaceful. It’s a must-see in Penang, and one of the highest-rated experiences in all of Malaysia. First, getting there: It’s on...More

3  Thank DCDolcevita
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tropicalspicegarden, Manager at Tropical Spice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you DCDolcevita for the review! We're really happy to know that you enjoyed the garden and thanks again for the compliments. We're certainly not the best yet but we're trying our best to be one! Hope to see you again in future!

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

If you want to escape the heat, take a trip to this shady paradise. Lots of paths to meander along with information about many of the plants and their uses. You can get a audioguide and go at your own pace or have a guided...More

Thank Rake61
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tropicalspicegarden, Manager at Tropical Spice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Rake61 for the nice words. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the guided tour and find it interesting. Thank you for visiting us and we hope you have enjoyed the rest of your stay in Penang. Cheers

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Smith01England
9 March 2018|
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Response from tizianashanghai | Reviewed this property |
There are different path in the garden, you can choose the most convenient one and take your time to move and and take a rest. There asre spots where you can take a seat and another sport where you can seat and sit tea... More
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M B
15 February 2018|
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Response from aarontham | Reviewed this property |
Sorry M B, did not check my mail box the last few days. Please check on the Internet for details Hope you will try them out.
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